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Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.
HARTFORD, Conn.— From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into Canada, a 390- mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st- century rail line in Connecticut.
Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. He traveled to Philadelphia for a conference and was also planning to go home to Vermont. The House and Senate are set to adjourn next week until early September, and lawmakers from both parties have said completing a bill on veterans' health care is a top priority.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 24- An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday. "It cleared easily," said Tony Green, a spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.
MONTPELIER, Vt.— Recovery from the Great Recession almost seven years ago is still slogging through Vermont, with lower-than-expected state revenues forecast Thursday that prompted Gov.
A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.
WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.
Nebraska, Utah and Vermont had the second-lowest rate in the nation last month, trailing only the 2.7 percent of North Dakota. The Nebraska Labor Department said the new Nebraska figure remained well below the preliminary national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent in June, which was two-tenths of a point below the revised May figure of 6.3 percent.
WASHINGTON— The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned.
Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the past year.
WASHINGTON, July 10- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.
The bicameral bill by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Representative Doris Matsui of California comes as the Federal Communications Commission is collecting public comments on new "net neutrality" rules.
But the EPA rule does not focus on absolute emissions reductions but rather seeks a reduction of carbon intensity from 2012 levels. The EPA said every state except Vermont, which has almost no carbon emissions, still needs to reduce carbon intensity under the rule, including the dozen or so states whose emissions are already 30 percent or more below 2005 levels.
May 28- California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms, the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state.
Vermont's Hill Farmstead, Lawson's Finest Liquids and Alchemist are hosting Memorial Day weekend events that have aficionados buzzing.
May 8- Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a new law that puts the state on the path to become the first to require labels on genetically modified foods.
May 8- Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
The impact of climate change has never been more present with droughts, storms and tornadoes. But this change has a cost and it's for you to pay.